Sunday, May 3, 2015


Calendar by Rima Stains
Maiden-Mother- Crone
Neglect has not discouraged the well planted plot
 They bud and flower with total disregard of Church politics
 A friend sees rainbows and other delights of Arizona
While I observe the continuing distress of my city
 For nourishment and antidote I bake a fine, moist Apple loaf
made with rice flour, honey and spice.
Sunday morning a meditation for Nepal at the Zendo.
Walking home on a beautiful day
Redbud trees blooming on the West side of town
The air sweet and clear at the Corner of Gramercy Park
As I lay down for a nap, a pigeon
keeps company with me outside
Supper plans for Pasta
I'll saute walnuts, mushrooms and Indian spices in Ghee to pour over
then top it off with chopped fresh parsley and spinach when it's done.

How fortunate these moments of simple happiness, how fleeting and true.
How like the facets of this garnet--inexplicable, incomprehensible, impenetrable, and mysterious this life with its darkness and light flickering unpredictably.

Here comes the Full Flower Moon of May
May you be happy
May you be without suffering
May you be safe from fear



grace Forrest~Maestas said...

may you be happy

may you be without suffering

may you be free from fear

May you, Michelle. May you.

this. May you. May WE.

Mo Crow said...

such beautiful spring vibes flowing out of this post Michelle as we enjoy the crisp long light & letting go of autumn here in the Land Down Under

Peggy said...

So glad to see the church flowers and that you still visit them even though I imagine it's bittersweet. I love the maidenmothercroneimage on the calendar page. The redbuds bloomed well here, too -- some years we get nothing, other years they just up and die. Not really meant for Colorado but everyone keeps planting them. I have finally given up. xoxo